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St. Pete to host public meeting on Northeast Water Reclamation Facility Improvements Project

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ST. PETERSBURG – The City of St. Petersburg will host a public meeting on September 27 for the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility (NEWRF) Improvements Project to allow the public to learn about the project and provide feedback to the City. Everyone is encouraged to attend (e.g., residents, business owners/customers, neighbors, stakeholders, schools, citizens, etc.), and City staff will be available to answer questions.

When:

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 6-7 p.m.

Where:

Shore Acres Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
4230 Shore Acres Blvd., NE.
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

The Northeast Wastewater Reclamation Facility, located at 1160 62nd Ave. NE., provides essential wastewater and reclaimed water services for the City’s Northeast Service Area. The NEWRF was originally constructed in the 1950s and has undergone various expansions and upgrade projects throughout the years with the last major upgrade around 1980. The NEWRF has a permitted capacity of 16 million gallons per day annual average daily flow. The City of St. Petersburg is in the process of designing major infrastructure improvements to the facility.

The improvements at the facility will not only improve safety, maintenance, and operations, but also enhance reliability, resiliency and sustainability for the facility and the community. The key components of the project include:

  • Upgrading the facility’s electrical distribution system with modern equipment due to its age, deteriorated condition and diminishing availability of replacement parts.
  • Renovating the distribution pump system to increase efficiency and reliability of pumping reclaimed water to our customers.
  • Installing a deep injection well to provide additional capacity for treated reclaimed water disposal during wet weather flows (providing operational flexibility and infrastructure redundancy).
  • Widening the sidewalk along 62nd Avenue for safer and easier pedestrian/cyclist usage.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2023 and be completed within 36 months. Additional project details and project map can be found at stpete.org/NEWRF.